Indonesia's Best Diving Locations

Diving is a fun activity. Especially see the scenery, thousands of species of underwater creatures and coral clusters are beautiful and colorful. Indonesia offers location places a beautiful dive. Indonesia is strategically located across both the Asian and Melanesian-Australian biological realms which are divided by the imaginary boundary called the Wallace Line. There are still many areas in Indonesia in which no one has ever dived before ... opening up the possibilities of new discoveries of pristine diving conditions and the sighting of unique marine species.

The best dive sites are:

Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat locations are in remote areas in West Papua. This area stores a million beauty beneaththe sea. Raja Ampat Marine tourism is recognized as one of the 10 best dive tourism in the world.
Enchantment under the sea and natural wealth, the mainstay of the Raja Ampat regencythrough competitive world of tourism in Indonesia and the world. This area is known as a center for tropical natural resources of the world's richest.
To introduce to the world, Raja Ampat to open call center in Bali. The reason, Bali as the main destinations of foreign tourists to Indonesia.
Raja Ampat is a new district in Indonesia. Located in remote regions of West Papua isonly seven years old. In fact, infrastructure is inadequate. To reach the Raja Ampat,travelers must fly to Sorong and then along the sea as far as 71 km to arrive in RajaAmpat.
Although still an early age, Raja Ampat foreign tourists can suck as much as 5 thousandpeople per year in 2009. tourist arrivals reached 6 thousand in 2010.

Transportation to Raja Ampat :
Jakarta - Sorong by plane via Makasar (transit overnight in Makasar)
Sorong - Waisai - Raja Ampat by speed boat

Lembeh Strait North Sulawesi 
North Sulawesi, there are other icons of the world diving, Lembeh Strait. This location is renowned internationally as the diversity of marine life that exists only in this place.
Here you will be able to find the mimic octopus, pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, and hairyfrogfish. This place is a paradise for underwater photography and is often called the"Qiblah of Macro Photography. " After all remain vigilant, the beauty of the LembehStrait is for experienced divers.
Lembeh Strait is known to have rich marine biodiversity is very high and becoming one of the main dive tourism in North Sulawesi. For macro photography lovers, maybe this isa suitable place for you to hunting macro photography. Here we can see the seaanimals we've never seen before. In addition to photographs, here you also can divewith guided by experienced instructors. There are interesting at the Lembeh Straitshipwrecks of World War II who became a tourist attraction for divers.

Transportation to Selat Lembeh :
Jakarta - Manado by Plane
Manado - Bitung by public transportation (45 Km)
Bitung - Selat lembeh by boat/speed boat (15 Minute)

Bunaken, North Sulawesi
This place is famous dive sites that have an international reputation is better than the other, consisting of small islands such as Pulau Sialdoen, Ganga, Mantehage, Nine andan old mountain in the middle of the sea, Manado Tua. Snorkeling and
diving is very popular here with more than sixteen point dive spread across an area of islands. Bunaken has grooves as deep as 30 meters, the habitat of various species offish and other marine life. Shark sightings are common, so be careful!
Transportation to Bunaken :
Jakarta - Manado by Plane (2 hours)
Manado - Bunaken by speed boat

Derawan Island South Kalimantan 
About 50 miles from Cape Redeb, capital of Berau Province, an area that includes the small islands. This place is filled with a cluster of spectacular coral and underwater caves for the adventurous traveler. Derawan has more than 17 dive sites, each site has its own unique attractions for you to enjoy. Some places are famous Charitable Island, and Island Kakaban Maratua.
At Sangalaki Island you can find eagle rays, manta rays, tiger sharks and cuttlefish. Every night you can see the giant green turtle eggs hatch on the island. Kakaban main attraction is the salt water lake inhabited by a jellyfish that did not sting and gobies. While on the island Maratua, you'll find plenty of large fish like barracuda, tuna and mackerel. Tourists even had time to see sharks and hammerheads to eight species of whales here.

Transportation to Bintan island :
Via Berau :
Jakarta - Balikpapan: by plane
Balikpapan - Samarinda with large bus (2 hours)
Samarinda - Berau with bus Mosa Persada (17 hours)
Taxi deer Berau - Tanjung Batu (2 hours)
Speed ​​Tanjung Batu - Derawan (15-20 minutes)
Or rent a car directly from Balikpapan - Tanjung Batu. Leases approximately 2.5 million (for once drop into the Berau). Travel time is approximately 17 hours.
Balikpapan - Berau can get on a plane, the ticket price of about Rp. 1 million.

Via Tarakan:
Jakarta - Tarakan: Some airlines serving flights to Tarakan to Balikpapan city as a transit.
Juwata Airport - Port of Tarakan: Take Taxi from Airport Juwata. If you think these costs are expensive, you can walk about 250 meters out of the airport and ride public transportation.
Port of Tarakan - Derawan: Take the speedboat, travel 3-4 hours long. Rent speedboat Rp. 2.500.000, - could be for 15 people.

Nusa Penida Bali
Nusa Penida Island, located in eastern Bali, is a famous location for local and international divers. About an hour from Bali, the island has some very healthy group of coral, which is clearly visible at depths of 15 to 30 meters.
For beginners, there are many dive sites on the east coast of this island are suitable to be explored. On the south coast there is Blue Corner, Nusa Lembongan and Gamat, suitable for experienced divers who are looking for a challenge. Fish the sun is often seen in the Gulf of Crystal and manta birostris a common sight at Manta Point.

Pulau Seribu, Jakarta
This unique area made up of hundreds of small islands (hence so exaggerated 'Thousand Islands'), is a must for divers from Jakarta. Of the various islands, some of the famous Big Island kotok, kotok Island Small, Coral Hunchback, Sepa Island and Island Pantara. 
Pulau Seribu is easy to achieve, you just need to hire a speedboat from Marina or boat fishing from one of the ports. Only about one or two hours from Jakarta, you will be able to dive as much. Some of the larger islands provide better accommodation class resorts and villas, but you need to rent a boat to reach the small islands - where the reefs are beautiful!

Karimun Jawa, Central Java
Another part of the Java Sea which is also a paradise for divers is an island across the sea from Semarang, Central Java. This place, called Karimun Jawa, is a series of 27 small island surrounded by sea which is rich in blue coral Acropora group.
Divers can explore the remains of Indonour, an ancient merchant ship which sank in 1955. Additional treat here is the variety of sea turtle that hatched in the park of nature protection.
Transportation to Karimun Jawa:
From Jakarta to Semarang :
Flight Jakarta - Semarang - Jakarta by Local Airlines
Bus Jakarta - Semarang / Jepara - by Local Bus
Travel time takes approximately 6 - 8 hour by train or bus

From Semarang to Karimun Jawa :
Fast Ship from Semarang, You want to Karimunjawa? From Hyderabad, you can go to the Publications through the Port of Tanjung Emas using speedboats. Travel from Hyderabad to Publications about 3.5 - 4 hours

Ships from Jepara, If you choose to go to the Publications of Jepara, you can through the Port of Kartini. You can choose to use fast boats, on Monday the first week and 3rd week (2.5 hours) or you can also use the ship cheaper Fery Muria in Jepara. Travel from Jepara to Publications Fery muria about 5.5 to 6 hours.

Plane, In addition, for those who have enough funds, there is a small aircraft handling capacity of 6 people at Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang can be hired to Dewa Daru Airport on the island of Kemujan (one of the islands in Karimunjawa which has now become one of Karimun Jawa dg dg connecting antecedent a bridge). By plane, you can see the beauty of Publications from the top before landing at the airport which is on Karimunjawa. Travel by air takes about 30 minutes, the cost of charter aircraft by the time we write Rp. 1,750,00 per hour (minimum 2 hour charter)

Bintan Island
This is the island's most easily reached from outside Indonesia, where the diving is only one hour from Singapore. The island has white sandy beaches stretch along the 18 km with a rich marine life, and a variety of dive sites for you to enjoy.
Not far from the coastline to the north, there are a small canyon as deep as 8 meters with a flat base, ideal for your first time to learn scuba diving. Another unique place is the location of the wreck, you can explore the remains of an old tanker that sank many years ago in the depths of the sea.

Transportation to Bintan island :
From Jakarta
Flight Jakarta - Tajungpinang - Jakarta by Sriwijaya Air
Flight Jakarta - Tajungpinang - Jakarta by Riau Airlines
Flight Jakarta - Batam - Jakarta with Local Airlines
Ships PELNI Jakarta - Bintan - Singapore

From Batam
Ferry vessel and speedboat every day through the port to the port of Batam Punggur Sri Bintan Pura Tanjungpinang. Travel time takes approximately 1 hour.

From Singapore
Ferry to and from international ports and Tanjungpinang Bintan. Ferry is available every day and start operating from 06.00 wib o'clock until o'clock 07.00wib
Port Tanah Merah - Sri Bintan Telani Lagoi
Port Tanah Merah - Sri Bintan Pura Tanjungpinang

From Malaysia Johor Baru
Transportation to Bintan can also be reached directly via Situlang Sea port that is located in Johor Malaysis New to the port of Sri Bintan Pura Tanjungpinang

Komodo Island, Flores
The island is usually known for being a playground for the dragons, giant lizard species. For scuba diving, Komodo Island also has a number of the best dive sites in the country. From Sebayour Kecil, Pulau tengah kecil and Red Beach offers a variety of underwater attractions as diverse mackerel, cod and grouper. At Pantai Merah, not far from the beach, you'll find a 5-meter full derivation of colorful fish. There are more dive sites on the coast such as the western part of Flores Island, Tatawa, Tatawa Kecil Island, Rinca Island and the island of Nusa Node.

Transportation to Komodo island :
From Jakarta to Denpasar
Flight Jakarta - Denpasar by Local Airlines
Flight Denpasar - Labuan Bajo by Local Airlines
Boat from Labuan Bajo to Rinca Island
Boat from Rinca Island to Komodo island

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